On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1863

Historical Events

  • 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1944)
  • Wilhelm Marx, German lawyer & politician, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1946)

Famous Deaths

  • David Rumph Jones, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 37
1863 Highlights

About January 15, 1863

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn